Independence76
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AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Fri May 04, 2012 9:22 pm

I went spotting today at DFW with a camcorder and caught what looked like an American 767-223ER taking off from 18L. Surely enough, I plugged the registration (N321AA) into the database and found it was indeed what I thought it was.

FlightAware says that flight is AA2433 DFW-LAX. It says it's a 763, but that's clearly an error.

I thought that American's 762's were only operated between SFO, LAX, JFK, and BOS? Didn't they stop operating them into DFW years ago? Can anyone shed more light onto this?

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AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Fri May 04, 2012 10:19 pm

Yes, AA did stop operating the B-762 in and out of DFW and ORD years ago, using them only on TRANSCON now. But the one you saw may have been a sub airplane fpor the B-763.
 
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AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Fri May 04, 2012 10:37 pm

We had TWO 762s here in Tulsa last week I think it was. I believe at least one, maybe BOTH operated legs to DFW. It's not uncommon for the afternoon 757 to be subbed for a 763 but I think this was the only time I have seen any 762s here.
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AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Fri May 04, 2012 10:48 pm

It was a 762.
operated AA 2414 LAX DFW then 2433 DFW LAX

AA ORD
 
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AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Fri May 04, 2012 11:37 pm

Independence76, equipment substitutions happen from time to time at major air carriers. Not a big deal. If the aircraft that was scheduled to operate the LAX - DFW turn had a mechanical issue and the 762 you saw had previously arrived into LAX from a transcon flight and was available, it makes sense to have subbed it on the LAX - DFW turn until appropriate repairs could be made to the other aircraft. Just one possible theory. Or, it could have been a "capacity" issue.

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[Edited 2012-05-04 16:43:13]
 
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AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Fri May 04, 2012 11:59 pm

Also, aircraft headed to MX bases like Ft. Worth Alliance or Tulsa will be put on revenue flights to/from DFW. Happens all the time. The only fleet type in recent history that I've never seen in DFW was the A300. 762s are uncommon here, but not rare.
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AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Sat May 05, 2012 12:03 am

Quoting e38 (Reply 4):
Independence76, equipment substitutions happen from time to time at major air carriers. Not a big deal. If the aircraft that was scheduled to operate the LAX - DFW turn had a mechanical issue and the 762 you saw had previously arrived into LAX from a transcon flight and was available, it makes sense to have subbed it on the LAX - DFW turn until appropriate repairs could be made to the other aircraft.

I'm not specifically calling it a "big deal" but the occurrence was rare nonetheless. 762's are virtually extinct at DFW.

[Edited 2012-05-04 17:05:05]
 
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AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Sat May 05, 2012 12:43 am

It was an aircraft swap coming from LAX. It does happen from time to time. A B772 also operated today ORD-MIA. I think it was AA2074
 
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AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Sat May 05, 2012 1:29 am

Quoting Independence76 (Thread starter):
SFO, LAX, JFK, and BOS

BOS not anymore, unless of course there is an equipment swap like we are talking about in this thread but normally...no.

MIA also, from JFK (1x daily each way).

Quoting zululima (Reply 5):
The only fleet type in recent history that I've never seen in DFW was the A300.

American has never flown the A300 to DFW, not even from MIA.
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RE: AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Sat May 05, 2012 4:30 pm

Quoting Independence76 (Reply 6):
762's are virtually extinct at DFW.

It's true that they are not scheduled to operate to DFW. However, as there is plenty of slack in the 762's operating schedule, DFW sees swaps more often then you might think, usually once a week (although the number of swaps varies due to seasonal needs and equipment availability). Normally these swaps are simple turns from LAX, but sometimes they do go on more adventurous outings...
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RE: AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Sat May 05, 2012 6:28 pm

I seem to recall that the 762 has appeared (on a scheduled basis) on EWR-LAX a couple of times recently
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RE: AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Sat May 05, 2012 7:00 pm

Quoting AAIL86 (Reply 9):
but sometimes they do go on more adventurous outings...

Like JFK-MCO  
 
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RE: AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Sat May 05, 2012 8:06 pm

Quoting Fiveholer (Reply 2):
We had TWO 762s here in Tulsa last week I think it was. I believe at least one, maybe BOTH operated legs to DFW. It's not uncommon for the afternoon 757 to be subbed for a 763 but I think this was the only time I have seen any 762s here.

TUL has seen several 762s recently for power port mods. As has been mentioned, these aircraft often leave TUL on revenue flights as opposed to ferry flights whenever possible.
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RE: AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Sat May 05, 2012 9:37 pm

Quoting rojo (Reply 7):
B772 also operated today ORD-MIA. I think it was AA2074

It is too bad, not long ago this was always a 772. I have seen the 762 at ORD about 2 years ago, rare but happens. I does happen a decent amount for the 762 to be subbed in from non trans cons in and out of JFK or LAX, and I do believe there is a once a day 762 from JFK to MIA but sold as two class.
 
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RE: AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Tue May 08, 2012 3:27 pm

AA1434 DFW-MCO is a 762 today, N328AA.
 
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RE: AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Tue May 08, 2012 6:04 pm

Also, 767s, both -200 and -300 will sometimes get swapped for 757s, if there have been a lot of charter flights. A friend of flies for AA tells me that 757/767 swaps are common in the fall on Fridays through Sundays, because of college football charters. Obviously, we're outside that season, but if there were a number of charters over the past few days, 757s may have been out of position, and a 767-200 was swapped.
 
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RE: AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Wed May 09, 2012 11:42 am

Quoting Independence76 (Thread starter):
FlightAware says that flight is AA2433 DFW-LAX. It says it's a 763, but that's clearly an error
Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 14):
AA1434 DFW-MCO is a 762 today, N328AA.

Flightaware said that DFW-MCO flight was a 752, but it turned out to be a 762.
 
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RE: AA 762 @ DFW May 4th

Wed May 09, 2012 8:26 pm

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 16):
Flightaware said that DFW-MCO flight was a 752, but it turned out to be a 762.

I remember back in 1988 when MCO-DFW was a 762, back then when the airplane was new. I flew MCO-DFW on an American 767-200. This was my first flight on a 767.
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